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May 20 2019

AMAZING AMALFI HAS SOLD OUT FOR THE LAST 7 YEARS!

We offer an insider view of the island of Capri and the Amalfi Coast like no other. In 2019, we are upgrading to a 5-star experience on Capri. Read on….

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Follow a Natural Tuscan Wine Road

Colline Lucchesi, Chianti and Montalcino

This exclusive “short break” has been specially tailored for a group of eight wine connoisseurs who wish to understand more fully the meaning of natural and organic wines.

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Join us on a tour the combines all the excitement, beauty and exhilaration Paris delivers and the lovely, peaceful, and rich bounty offered by Provence. This is the perfect women’s trip!

Indulge in the casual and relaxed pace of Southern France. These azure skies give meaning to the term “French Blue”, and the gnarly olive trees, heady lavender, perky sunflowers, and sublime local wine and food are unsurpassed.  Our week introduces you to the lovely countryside of Provence as well as the impressive Mediterranean coastline. Explore the land of Van Gogh, Chagall and Cezanne.  Discover the magical arid landscapes and millennia of culinary traditions, celebrated wines and rich history.  Acres of peaceful countryside await your exploration.

 

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May 9 2019

The Adriatic Sea, vine-covered hills, smoky prosciutto, warm fires in early May, impressive castles and villas, engaging local guides.

Northeastern Italy has been in my heart since the time I lived there 20 years ago. In 2019, I’m offering an opportunity to seasoned travelers to discover some of the reasons why. This week will not be about over-the-top hotels and Michelin-starred meals, but rather, a chance to discover some of Italy’s few remaining pristine areas.

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May 15 2019

Italy’s Secret Corner: Le Marche – May 15-20, 2019

Food, Wine, Shopping and Art Between the Appenines and the Adriatic

Only two hundred miles but worlds away from the crowds of Florence. This five-night foray into the heart of Italy highlights the food, wine, crafts and “good life” of Italy’s Marche region, on the Adriatic Sea. Good wine and top-quality food, cities filled with art and culture, overnights in historic castles and palaces, and none of the mass tourism found in other regions of Italy. 

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Lakes and Truffles

Temptations of the Piedmont Region

We start on Italy’s tiny Lake Orta, a shiny jewel amidst the stunning Alps. Days on the lakes, exploring their islands and chairlifting to the tops of mountains; evenings tasting secrets from our Villa’s double Michelin-starred chef, followed by spirited discussions of our day’s discoveries. Then we travel south in pursuit of the mysterious white truffle… Won’t you join us?

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We start on Italy’s tiny Lake Orta, a shiny jewel amidst the stunning Alps. Days on the lakes, exploring their islands and chairlifting to the tops of mountains; evenings tasting secrets from our Villa’s double Michelin-starred chef, followed by spirited discussions of our day’s discoveries. Then we travel south to a 5-star spa hotel, in pursuit of the mysterious white truffle… Won’t you join us?

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Pazzi per la Pizza

Italian Pizza Tour: Amalfi Coast and Naples

Sample pizza at some of the most renowned pizzerias in Naples and tour the picturesque towns of the Amalfi Coast.

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Our holiday begins with several delightful and relaxing days just over Italy’s eastern border in Slovenia, one of the newer members of the European Union. Slovenia offers gently rolling hills and lush valleys, tucked between Austria to the north, Croatia to the south and Italy to the west.

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Our time in Piemonte (from “piede” (foot) + “monte” (mountain)) in northwest Italy will reveal why the locals have so jealously guarded the secrets of this region.

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Spa Tuscany

From Saturnia to the Silver Coast

A wholesome approach to well-being, from the soothing palette of the hotel’s color scheme, to its sensible approach to exercise (think: a 45-minute walk through the gardens every morning) to its light yet flavorful food (after all we are in Italy!).

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Sep 27 2018

The allure of Sicily lies in its contrasts. Palermo, cradle of the Mediterranean and “a city of extremes, a mixture of panache and poverty.” Along our west to east route we visit Agrigento’s magical Greek temples; top wineries; meals that are tantalizing cultural mosaics. Majestic Mt. Etna and its surrounding cities, once the center of Magna Graecia, mark the end of our 9-day adventure.

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May 11 2019

The allure of Sicily lies in its contrasts. Palermo, cradle of the Mediterranean and “a city of extremes, a mixture of panache and poverty.” Along our west to east route we visit Agrigento’s magical Greek temples; top wineries; meals that are tantalizing cultural mosaics. Majestic Mt. Etna and its surrounding cities, once the center of Magna Graecia, mark the end of our 9-day adventure.

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Be among the few Americans to distance yourself from Florence– but only by 40 km. Few Tuscan tours touch upon the quietly beautiful province of Arezzo.

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Be among the few Americans to distance yourself from Florence– but only by 40 km. While many tours focus on Chianti and other areas west of the Autostrada del Sole, Adagio heads instead to the East in the direction of Arezzo.

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Tasty Trentino

Meandering with a Michelin-Starred Chef

The Italian province of Trentino was annexed by Italy in 1919, and maintains many aspects of its former Austrian character. Trentino is geographically stunning: it is almost entirely mountainous with many gorgeous valleys, several of which we will explore during our nine day stay.

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May 1 2019

The Croatian Coast – Spring 2019

An Active Adventure for the Discerning Traveller

Boasting an impressive 1246 islands, islets, ridges and rocks, the Croatian Adriatic is one of the last remaining oases of astounding natural beauty and pristine turquoise waters. Its people, having lived through events we can barely imagine, have come out the other side with wisdom and a true appreciation for their land. An increasingly coveted destination among discerning travelers, Croatia waits for you with millenia of rich historical heritage, splendid architecture, vibrant cultural life and authentic local cuisine. Join us for a luxurious 9-day foray along its renowned Adriatic Coastline, basing in three splendidly diverse locations: Dubrovnik, the island of Hvar, and Istria. 

This trip can also be run on a custom basis for specific groups on alternative dates. Please inquire for  more information.

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Sep 26 2019

The Croatian Coast – Fall 2019

An Active Adventure for the Discerning Traveller

Only 3 spaces left! Perfect for the discerning single traveler.

Boasting an impressive 1246 islands, islets, ridges and rocks, the Croatian Adriatic is one of the last remaining oases of astounding natural beauty and pristine turquoise waters. Its people, having lived through events we can barely imagine, have come out the other side with wisdom and a true appreciation for their land. An increasingly coveted destination among discerning travelers, Croatia waits for you with millenia of rich historical heritage, splendid architecture, vibrant cultural life and authentic local cuisine. Join us for a luxurious 9-day foray along its renowned Adriatic Coastline, basing in three splendidly diverse locations: Dubrovnik, the island of Hvar, and Istria. 

This trip can also be run on a custom basis for specific groups on alternative dates. Please inquire for  more information.

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The Dazzling Dolomites

The World's Most Beautiful Architecture

The Italian province of Trento was annexed by Italy in 1919, and maintains many aspects of its former Austrian character. Trentino is geographically stunning: it is almost entirely mountainous with a number of gorgeous valleys that we will explore during our stay. Our first stop is the city of Trento, the regional capital.

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The Other Tuscany

From the Silver Coast to Siena

The Other Tuscany: From the Silver Coast to Siena offers an active week of walking and hiking through the Maremma region of Tuscany. Seven days are barely enough to learn about the past, appreciate the present and begin to unravel the mystery of this magnificent area.

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The Italian province of Trento was annexed by Italy in 1919, and maintains many aspects of its former Austrian character. Trento is geographically stunning: it is almost entirely mountainous with many gorgeous valleys that we will explore during our six-day stay.

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In October 2018 we’re escorting a select group of gourmet explorers on a tour of Italy’s sophisticated and picturesque Piedmont region. Famed Barolo and Barbaresco wines, the chocolate and hazelnut concoction gianduja and the star of the culinary world: the rare white truffle, vermouth, cinematography:  all were born in the Piedmont.

Highlights of the week:

Wonderful food – many meals are included; rustic to refined

– Marvelous, renowned wines, and our own sommelier in Turin to share much about the many appellations and styles of Piedmont

Truffle lesson with one of the judges from the Alba International Truffle Fair

– Lodging at pristine, romantic accommodations

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Apr 30 2019

Tuscany and the Adriatic – April 30-May 8, 2019

An Intimate Food, Wine and Art Week: Eastern Tuscany and the Adriatic

Be among the few Americans to distance yourself from Florence– but only by 40 km. Few Tuscan tours touch upon the quietly beautiful province of Arezzo. This trip to the heart of Italy highlights the food, wine, crafts and “good life” of eastern Tuscany and the neighboring region of Le Marche, on the Adriatic Sea. Good wine and top-quality food, cities filled with art and culture, overnights in historic homes, castles and palaces, and almost none of the crowds found in other regions of Italy.